A Voice For The Wild Cats of the World
Caracal: Jumper Extraordinaire
January 7, 2011Posted by on
The Caracal is a mid-sized wild cat from Africa and Asia. Renowned for their jumping ability, they were once tamed and trained to hunt birds in India and Iran. They were put in an arena containing a dozen or so pigeons, and wagers were made to see how many they could take down. This is the origination of the expression ‘ to put a cat amongst the pigeons’.
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